Local 600 at Filmscape Chicago Photo Gallery

By | June 29, 2022

Many thanks to all the members and aspiring members who stopped by our booth at Filmscape Chicago and chatted with Business Reps and staff. We hope to see you again at future trade shows. Local 600 hosted four events: Local 600 Info Session: Careers in Camera Hosted by the Chicago Young Workers Committee Women in […]

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Local 600 at Cine Gear Expo Photo Gallery

By | June 13, 2022

Many thanks to all the members and aspiring members who stopped by our booth at Cine Gear and chatted with Business Reps and staff. We hope to see you again at future trade shows. Local 600 hosted two panels: “Establishing a Culture of On-Set Safety” with panelists Rebecca Rhine, National Executive Director of IATSE Local […]

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From Craft to Contracts: Tom Bracone’s Second Act

By | June 8, 2022

As has been the case with so many people in the industry, the industry-wide COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in determining Tom Bracone’s career trajectory. Following more than 40 years working on commercials and episodic television, Bracone left the set of Law & Order: SVU working as a day player in March of 2020 […]

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A Union ‘Jewell’ in the Newscasting Crown

By | May 25, 2022

When photojournalist Jeff Jewell left Milwaukee to take a new job in Detroit, his soon-to-be fellow crew members at WDIV-TV knew they would be getting both a creative shooter and a devoted union man. Sunny Shields, a Local 600 NEB member and the shop steward at WDIV, reached out to Jewell immediately to gauge his […]

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Organizing Victories Galore in the Central Region

By | May 18, 2022

From Houston to Atlanta, and from Chicago to Kalamazoo, the reps of the Central Region have been getting it done in 2022, organizing a total of 16 projects in recent months. What does the organizing picture look like so far?  Here’s a sampling. Crew members in Tyrone, GA on the feature On Smoother Dirt had […]

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The Konnect: Diversity In Film

By | April 4, 2022

The Konnect: Diversity In Film, a DEI event aiming to advance diversity in Massachusetts Film & TV, took place on April 2, 2022 at the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library. The first hour featured a presentation of a general industry overview to over 150 members of the community, by the Secret Society Of […]

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Publicists Celebrate “Who We Are and What We Do”

By | March 28, 2022

The ICG Publicists held their 59th Annual ICG Publicists Awards on Friday, March 25, 2022, returning live to The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures Entertainment / Marvel Studios) won top honors, the Maxwell Weinberg Award for Motion Picture Publicity Campaign, presented by publicist Eileen Peterson (The Godfather: Part II). Ted Lasso […]

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Local 600 Broadcast Rep Raquel Ruiz Likes to Think Outside the Box

By | March 16, 2022

The  Local 600 baseball caps have already made their way to the members at TV news stations in the Pacific Northwest. Raquel Ruiz, the Local 600 business rep who sent those hats, expects to make her way up north soon too. “They’re getting ready to bargain – electing their bargaining team and distributing the hats […]

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Paul Mailman: Incentivizing the Evergreen State

By | March 3, 2022

If the money is there, then film production will come to Washington state. For years, Paul Mailman has been making this claim. But more than talk, he has also been busy lobbying to help make it happen. A Local 600 Director of Photography and an area steward based in Washington, Mailman would like to work […]

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Saying Goodbye to Brother Lezynski

By | February 14, 2022

“David summarized his career and talent best with this quote,” says fellow Local 600 DIT Tony Salgado. “‘I can usually figure out what to do, when we don’t know what to do.’” Marin County-based Local 600 DIT David Lezynski, who passed away in September 2021, had always been a jack-of-all-trades. He worked as a soundman, […]

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